Getting involved is essential for success. Research suggests that students who are involved in student organizations and campus activities make higher grades and have a better college experience. Through Student Life programming, you will discover your passion and strengths, feel more connected to campus and gain important leadership experience to help you find internships and jobs. Most importantly, you'll make friends and have fun!
Offers a comprehensive array of programs, services and facilities to help connect and inspire the USC community to live an active and strong life — physically, mentally, socially and intellectually.
Provides support, guidance and mentorship for the 46 Greek organizations and their more than 6,500 members.
Manages student ticket distribution for Gamecock football, basketball, baseball and commencement.
Provides opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in print, broadcast and online media; advertising sales; and graphic design through The Daily Gamecock newspaper, Garnet & Black magazine, SGTV and WUSC-FM.
Equips students to positively impact their communities through involvement in student organizations, leadership development, service and civic engagement.
Promotes an inclusive campus environment by providing educational programs for the university community and support programs for historically underrepresented student populations.
Helps students transition to and thrive in off-campus residences and understand the rights and responsibilities of residing in Columbia.
Serves as the central resource for parents and families of USC students. Parent and Family Programs offers informative communications, including a monthly newsletter and award winning mobile-app, and coordinates the annual Family Weekend.
Serves as the center of student activity at USC and is home to Gamecock Entertainment, Event Services, The Intersection, the Russell Underground, Leadership and Service Center, lounges and meeting rooms as well as various dining and retail spaces.
Supports all students in their personal development, including a diversity of identities related to faith, spirituality and religion.
Works closely with university administration, faculty and staff to represent the interests of students, preserve and protect traditions, and support students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors.
Student Life hosts hundreds of events throughout the year in hopes you'll find at least a few that pique your interest and help you get connected to the USC community!
Event Calendar: USC students, faculty, and staff can find Student Life events via Garnet Gate. Be sure to log in using your university credentials to view the full listing!
Signature Events: Listed below are campus-wide, annual, student-loved events hosted by the Department of Student Life.
Our Central Staff
Staff in the Office of the Associate Vice President for Student Life oversee and support the department's assessment, communications, finance, human resources and other central functions.
Title: Chief of Staff for Division of Student Affairs & Academic Support; Associate Vice
President for Student Life
Title: Talent Manager
Title: Assessment Director
Title: Director of Finance and Personnel
Title: Communication and Events Director
Title: Coordinator of Assessment and Data Management
Title: Director of Administration
Title: Billing Coordinator
Title: Assistant to the Associate Vice President
Title: Assistant Director of Finance
Title: Fiscal Coordinator
Title: Student Staff Coordinator